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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by TommyV, Nov 25, 2007.
They have no more refurb HR10's and I'm sure they want all HR10's to be replaced with HR20/HR21's.
Doesn't an H20 come w/ a year commit.
He's also going to need the Slimline as well it sounds like.
Good News! Come on HR10 die!
Already got an HR 20 in the living room. Had it pretty much since they came out
I do have the protection plan but last time they replaced it with a refurb HR10. Have they stopped doing that?
The only HDDVR's in our supply system are HR20/21's.
Even if you pay full price for an advanced receiver, the 2-year commitment comes when you activate it. There is no way around it.
Not true. It's either pay the reduced lease fee and take the commitment or pay the $749 and avoid the commitment.
See I was even worried about this. So the ONLY way around it is to have them replace it on my protection plan. I am really not a fan of theses contracts they keep locking you in to.
No, ANY advanced receiver (DVR, HD or HD DVR) comes with a two commitment. Also, the commitment on a standard receiver was recently increased to 18 months.
Even if you lease it with a $300.00 deposit, I think you can break your contract at any time and be responable for only the balance left on your contract at about $10.00 a month. IE: 12 month balance, $120.00 buyout fee.
I looked at this too, because I don't like 2 year contracts. I don't sign them with phone companies. But with D*, signing and then breaking the contract and paying is the same price as paying up front, so you might as well sign the contract and then be ready to pay them off when the time comes. If you do break the contract, you break even, if you stick with D* you come out ahead.
I remember comparing it to what I paid for my HR10-250 back in the day ($800), and it was cheaper to break the contract, so when you see alternatives that cost over $800, they're probably not things you need to consider.
Remember, that when you cancel, the H20/21 and HR20/21 have to be returned to Directv. If you find that the Fios is junk, you will have to start over if you go back to Directv.
This is some good advice. I considered this before. IF I do switch next year, I will get Fios in one room to see if it is worth canceling D*. I already have fios internet so all the equipment is there.
i didn't pay anything for my hr20 when it first came out, but i did do a new commitment, which i didn't mind doing since i was getting the box for free and we have been very please with d*tv
Uh, no. The early cancellation fee is now $20 per month for each month not fulfilled.
Why do you think they are doing this? Are they having trouble keeping their customers so they have to hold them prisoner? I m leery of companies like this.
Not to mention a lot more accurate answer.
you are correct... and actually... i shoulda said 10 out of 10
I wanted to just make a point that even if you go to FIOS TV you still have to sign a commitment with Verizon. Verizon should be able to add more HD in the long run but I believe that the cost of FIOS service will price wise fall in line with cable in the long run. I like D* because I want more HD and the HD-DVR that D* is putting out is far better than the cable/fios DVRs. I have used both (Comcast and Fios DVRs) and I was not impressed with them. I like the HR21 which I have and the additional HD content. Even with Big Ten Network, NFL Network, etc, I am a happy camper. Verizon is basically losing tons of money right now on laying fiber optic, so they will have to recoup the money lost with rate increases. It is a ultracompetitive market in pay for tv services. I will not leave D* for a couple of reasons. I can get all the programming (sports, special interest, etc) at a competitive price.
No, from what I understand, the adjustment of commitment time and early cancellation fees is to keep up with inflation-before the change, DirecTV hadn't changed their commitment terms in a number of years.